Buying a Used Motorhome How to Get the Most for Your Money and Not Get Burned

Author: Bill Myers
ISBN: 1479365386
Release Date: 2012-09-21
Genre: Recreational vehicles

If you've ever thought of buying a motorhome, this is the book you'll want to read first. In this book, you'll learn just about everything you need to know to find the right motorhome at the right price and not get burned in the process. You'll learn about the kinds of motorhomes to look for, where to find the best deals and how to get the best prices, and how to avoid 'deal killers'. You'll find checklists to use when inspecting a motorhome, scripts to use when calling a seller, and tips on how to negotiate with sellers to get the price you want, and how to know when it's best to walk away from a deal. You'll also find recommended best buys in used motorhomes, photos of different motorhome types, and tips that can guide you through a fun and money saving motorhome buying experience. Some of things covered in this informative book include: Understanding the different motorhome classes Should you buy new or used? The importance of getting seat time before you buy Why finding the perfect seller can save you a lot of money How to know when you're paying too much How to effectively search for motorhomes online How to respond to online motorhome ads Pre purchase checklists How to properly road test a motorhome Friendly negotiating techniques that'll get you the best price Deal Killers you'll want to avoid Best Buy in Used Motorhomes Motorhome fuel mileage ? why it matters and how to maximize mpg After the sale ? what to do next You'll find all this plus a lot more in 'Buying a Used Motorhome - How to get the most for your money and not get burned'. It's a fun and fast paced read that can save you several thousand dollars on your next motorhome purchase!

How to Select Inspect and Buy an Rv

Author: J. D. Gallant
ISBN: 1890049107
Release Date: 2000-04-01
Genre: Recreational vehicle industry

A complete & comprehensive RV buying guide designed in three easy-to-read sections. Section 1 includes a step-by-step process for determining the type of recreational vehicle required to satisfy the buyer's needs. It expands on how to choose a recreational vehicle for weekending, vacationing, snowbirding, or fulltiming--whether it's a motor home, travel trailer, camper, or tent trailer. It details types of tow vehicles & matching criteria: weight consideration; how to compare brands & more. Section 2 will take the buyer through an inspection process to determine positive & negative features of the RV's design, workmanship & structural integrity. This section includes illustrations & photos in a special "Walk-Around" chapter to show the buyer the specific steps for a good evaluation. Section 3 will take the buyer through the buying process, which includes negotiating techniques to assist in avoiding pitfalls normally associated with financing & extended warranties. JD Gallant is a nationally-known consumer advocate, president of RV Consumer Group & author of many consumer titles. Prepaid orders 40% discount plus $6 s/h. Order through publisher: RV Consumer Group, PO Box 520, Quilcene, WA 98376. 1-800-405-3325, or e-mail: [email protected]

Motorhome and RV Retirement Living

Author: Jerry Minchey
ISBN: 098449684X
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Finance, Personal

The appeal and dream of the RV lifestle has not changed much since the first RVs were introduced shortly after 1900. Henry Ford and Thomas Edison used to take their motorhomes and go on trips together back in 1910. They loved the adventure. Freedom, adventure, fun, stress-free, and relaxing are words RV owners frequently use to decribe why they enjoy the RV lifestyle. If you're retired, or thinking about retirement, this is one book you'll want to be sure to read. You may find that retiring and living the RV lifestyle is just what you want to do. After all, the RV lifestyle is the most enjoyable and least expensive way to retire. In this book you'll learn: What's It Like Living Full Time in a Motorhome/RV? Can I Afford the RV Lifestyle? What Kind of Rig Should I get? Can I Drive an RV? How Much Will an RV Cost? Pitfalls to Avoid & Buyer Checklist Planning for the Leap into Full-time RVing How to Get Rid of Your Stuff Pets Make Great Travelers - If You Know a Few Tips and Secrets What About Being Away From Family and Friends? How to Find the Best Campgrounds Boondocking - Camping Where There's No Campground Towing a Car - 4 Wheels Down or a Dolly? Getting Your Mail, Voting, Where is Your Legal Residence, and Other Logistics The Internet - How to Stay Connected While on the Road Healthcare on the Road Ways to Make Money Without a Computer How to Make Money With Your Computer and the Internet Things You Can Do to Your RV to Make It More Functional, Fun and Enjoyable Plus a whole lot more

Complete Rv Buying Guide a to Z

Author: Bruce Bowers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1978487983
Release Date: 2017-10-19

Complete RV Buying Guide A to Z Budget Friendly Guide to Buying Used Motorhome If you are reading this, I can safely assume that you are interested in purchasing an RV sometime in the near future. I am also certain that you would like to know who I am and what and why I am an expert in the field of RV. Fair enough! My name is Bruce Bowers, at the time of this writing I am 68, my wife Jill is 67, we both are retired and been living our dream RV life for last 5 years. But that is not why I wanted to write this book. I started my career as a banker years ago, but in just two years I knew banking was not my cup of tea. I loved being outdoors, and somehow landed a job at an RV dealership in Austin, TX. Since then till I retired I have managed and operated multiple RV dealerships in TX, LA, and TN. I get asked these 8 questions often from people. What is the right RV for me? Is buying a used RV a good idea? Are used RV's reliable? Can buying a used RV be a money pit? What are the best and most reliable brands out there? How would I know if the used RV I am buying is mechanically safe and sound? How can I protect my investment? Where or who should I buy from? In this book, I answer these questions and cover a few more important topics that most first-time RV buyers I think should know about. I took great care not to make this book read like an owner's manual or a technical bulletin. But I wanted this book to explain few basic rules, tips and tricks of buying the right RV the very first time. If you are thinking about buying an RV in the near future, I think I can help you decide on the right one. Just remember RV is a significant investment and you should do a lot of homework before making a decision just as you do before buying a home. Here Are Some Of The Things I Covered In This RV Buying Guide: Advantages Vs. Disadvantages Of an RV Various Types Of RV's And Motorhomes What Are Class A, B & C Type RV's Difference between Camper, Travel Trailers, Fifth wheel and Motorhomes Features And Factors Of Each Type To Consider Financial Decision Making Process Pros And Cons Of Extended Warranty Tips And Tricks To Get Best Out Of Your Warranty New RV Vs. Used RV Cost And Expenses To Consider When Buying A Used RV How And Where To Buy An Used Or New RV Most Popular And Reliable Motor Home Brands In North America How To Upgrade Your RV On A Budget (Accessories And Add-Ons) What And How To Take Proper Care And Maintenance For Your RV Various Camping Options And Campsite Ideas Feel free to look at the table of content for a full preview before hitting the "Buy" button, this way you will know what I covered in the book and if that is the type of information you are looking for before actually paying for it. Welcome to the exciting life of RVing, I know you will love the freedom of the open road and blue sky. Enjoy!

Young RVers

Author: Jerry Minchey
ISBN: 0984496858
Release Date: 2015-07-11
Genre: Travel

This book shows the young, non-retired person or couple how it's possible to enjoy the full-time RV lifestyle and travel around the country while making a living working from a motorhome. The book explains how by using the Internet and/or work-camping, the bills can be paid while only working part-time and living a lifestyle that's the dream of most people--that is to travel and see the country. If you want to enjoy the RVing lifestyle now instead of waiting until after you're retired, this book shows you how to do it. It also points you to examples of real-life young people who are living this lifestyle. It shows you their budgets and how they are making their money, putting money into savings, and living a lifestyle of adventure and total freedom. No more working 9 to 5, or daily commuting, or putting up with office politics. If this is the lifestyle you want, this book is for you.

Nomadland Surviving America in the Twenty First Century

Author: Jessica Bruder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393249323
Release Date: 2017-09-19
Genre: Social Science

The end of retirement? From the beet fields of North Dakota to the National Forest campgrounds of California to Amazon’s CamperForce program in Texas, employers have discovered a new, low-cost labor pool, made up largely of transient older Americans. Finding that social security comes up short, often underwater on mortgages, these invisible casualties of the Great Recession have taken to the road by the tens of thousands in late-model RVs, travel trailers, and vans, forming a growing community of nomads: migrant laborers who call themselves “workampers.” On frequently traveled routes between seasonal jobs, Jessica Bruder meets people from all walks of life: a former professor, a McDonald’s vice president, a minister, a college administrator, and a motorcycle cop, among many others—including her irrepressible protagonist, a onetime cocktail waitress, Home Depot clerk, and general contractor named Linda May. In a secondhand vehicle she christens “Van Halen,” Bruder hits the road to get to know her subjects more intimately. Accompanying Linda May and others from campground toilet cleaning to warehouse product scanning to desert reunions, then moving on to the dangerous work of beet harvesting, Bruder tells a compelling, eye-opening tale of the dark underbelly of the American economy—one that foreshadows the precarious future that may await many more of us. At the same time, she celebrates the exceptional resilience and creativity of these quintessential Americans who have given up ordinary rootedness to survive. Like Linda May, who dreams of finding land on which to build her own sustainable “Earthship” home, they have not given up hope.

Into the Wild

Author: Jon Krakauer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307476863
Release Date: 2009-09-22
Genre: Travel

In April 1992 a young man from a well-to-do family hitchhiked to Alaska and walked alone into the wilderness north of Mt. McKinley. His name was Christopher Johnson McCandless. He had given $25,000 in savings to charity, abandoned his car and most of his possessions, burned all the cash in his wallet, and invented a new life for himself. Four months later, his decomposed body was found by a moose hunter. How McCandless came to die is the unforgettable story of Into the Wild. Immediately after graduating from college in 1991, McCandless had roamed through the West and Southwest on a vision quest like those made by his heroes Jack London and John Muir. In the Mojave Desert he abandoned his car, stripped it of its license plates, and burned all of his cash. He would give himself a new name, Alexander Supertramp, and , unencumbered by money and belongings, he would be free to wallow in the raw, unfiltered experiences that nature presented. Craving a blank spot on the map, McCandless simply threw the maps away. Leaving behind his desperate parents and sister, he vanished into the wild. Jon Krakauer constructs a clarifying prism through which he reassembles the disquieting facts of McCandless's short life. Admitting an interst that borders on obsession, he searches for the clues to the dries and desires that propelled McCandless. Digging deeply, he takes an inherently compelling mystery and unravels the larger riddles it holds: the profound pull of the American wilderness on our imagination; the allure of high-risk activities to young men of a certain cast of mind; the complex, charged bond between fathers and sons. When McCandless's innocent mistakes turn out to be irreversible and fatal, he becomes the stuff of tabloid headlines and is dismissed for his naiveté, pretensions, and hubris. He is said to have had a death wish but wanting to die is a very different thing from being compelled to look over the edge. Krakauer brings McCandless's uncompromising pilgrimage out of the shadows, and the peril, adversity , and renunciation sought by this enigmatic young man are illuminated with a rare understanding--and not an ounce of sentimentality. Mesmerizing, heartbreaking, Into the Wild is a tour de force. The power and luminosity of Jon Krakauer's stoytelling blaze through every page. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Motorhome Living for Beginners

Author: Jim Jackson
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 150238910X
Release Date: 2014-09-17
Genre: Sports & Recreation

When you want to change your lifestyle entirely, you need to have enough motivation but you also need to have knowledge about the lifestyle that you are adopting. Many people who want to live in an RV full-time fail to find a balance in their lives which make that living pleasurable, while others can live the dream and learn to compromise on comforts for the sake of freedom. They wake up in the mornings to feel that they have breathed fresh air. They see different scenery every morning if they so wish. What you need to know before joining them is whether you're cut out for the lifestyle and what differences there are between living in a conventional home and living in an RV. This book bridges that gap in your knowledge, and although you may choose to save a fortune by staying at home, you may also choose the lesser travelled road and discover the benefits of living in an RV. Both lifestyles, either in an RV or a home, have their pros and cons. Many who choose the RV lifestyle find that adapting their lives comes naturally. It takes a unique and free spirited person to compromise on the luxuries of home living in favor of the adventurous lifestyle offered by RV living, though many do. Once you weigh the pros and cons, you can make the choice wisely, and that's what this book is all about. The book will appeal to the free spirited who seek something more than merely surviving month to month oppressed by mortgage payments and housing taxes.Both have benefits, though those who live the life they choose, rather than the life chosen for them by responsibility, find that RV life tests their personal boundaries and skills freeing up their lives to live beyond the grid. Journey with us and learn if living in an RV will suit you, and be prepared for the journey of your life.


Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Yearling
ISBN: 0307798364
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Winner of the Newbery Medal and the National Book Award! This #1 New York Times bestselling, modern classic in which boys are forced to dig holes day in and day out is now available with a splashy new look. Stanley Yelnats is under a curse. A curse that began with his no-good-dirty-rotten-pig-stealing-great-great-grandfather and has since followed generations of Yelnatses. Now Stanley has been unjustly sent to a boys’ detention center, Camp Green Lake, where the boys build character by spending all day, every day digging holes exactly five feet wide and five feet deep. There is no lake at Camp Green Lake. But there are an awful lot of holes. It doesn’t take long for Stanley to realize there’s more than character improvement going on at Camp Green Lake. The boys are digging holes because the warden is looking for something. But what could be buried under a dried-up lake? Stanley tries to dig up the truth in this inventive and darkly humorous tale of crime and punishment—and redemption. Includes a double bonus: an excerpt from Small Steps, the follow-up to Holes, as well as an excerpt from Louis Sachar’s new middle-grade novel, Fuzzy Mud. "A smart jigsaw puzzle of a novel." --The New York Times WINNER OF THE BOSTON GLOBE-HORN BOOK AWARD A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK SELECTED FOR NUMEROUS BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR AND ALA HONORS From the Paperback edition.

The Camper Van Bible

Author: Martin Dorey
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781472926562
Release Date: 2016-06-09
Genre: Transportation

The Camper Van Bible is THE definitive glovebox bible for anyone who owns or 'would die for' a camper van. In this book Martin Dorey, acknowledged camper van expert and presenter of BBC2's 'One Man and His Campervan', delves headfirst into the nitty gritty of camping and camper vans. The book covers all aspects of the camper van life, including: - Owning and living day to day with a camper van (LIVE) - Cooking and eating in your camper (EAT) - Sleeping in your camper (SLEEP) - Keeping you and your van going (REPEAT) Packed with stunning photography, and oodles of vital, definitive and authoritative information, plus some tasty recipes too, this book will be essential for both dreamers and do-ers alike. It will appeal to all areas of the market, from the Classic VW owners and the owners of modern VWs to owners of all makes of camper vans, smaller motorhomes, and the tented camper markets too. Heed the advice, drool over the pictures. Then go and do it.

Their Eyes Were Watching God

Author: Zora Neale Hurston
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
ISBN: 0252017781
Release Date: 1937
Genre: Fiction

When Janie Starks returns home, the small Black community buzzes with gossip about the outcome of her affair with a younger man

The RVer s Bible Revised and Updated

Author: Kim Baker
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1416552928
Release Date: 2009-11-24
Genre: Transportation

The Rver's Bible is the ultimate guide to living and traveling in a recreational vehicle. From purchasing, maintaining, and driving the rig to navigating the emotional pitfalls of life on the road, this handbook covers all the bases. Now revised and updated, the RVer's Bible keeps you up-to-date with all the new technologies and systems of the 21st century RV.